It's rare to find Jim Bolger with runners at the bottom of a handicap and he has a pair here. CAESARIA has been given a break since a disappointing run at Fairyhouse in July but the ground may have been too quick for him and his earlier efforts against quality opposition on testing ground suggest he's well handicapped and he's taken to see off more experienced rivals. Resolute Response is another lightly-raced type whose best effort was on ground with plenty of give at Naas though he hasn't been done any favours by the assessor. Canary Row ran a fine race behind Cash Or Casualty on heavy going at Listowel and can take revenge on the winner while Beacon Lodge could never be left out of calculations when trained by Dandy Nichools and has joined Tommy Stack.
Canary Row (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, 6th on outer early straight, ridden in 5th from 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, not quite get there, 2nd of 11, nk behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy in Sep.
Resolute Response (IRE) 7-4 (9-3) Led, jinked right under 2f out and soon headed, dropped to 3rd over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, last of 3, 7l behind Darwin (9-10) at Naas 1m 3yo stk gf in Jun.
Caprella 11-1 (9-6) Settled in mid-division, travelling well early straight but ridden and no chance with winner under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, weakened, 9th of 13, 9l behind Reply (9-11) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Vastonea (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Niggled along early, soon chased leaders, not much room and niggled along again halfway, 10th and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Regulation (9-13) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 gd in Sep.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 13th of 24, 7l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Beacon Lodge (IRE) 6-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, hung right and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Extraterrestrial (9-2) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) sft in Jul.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Reared up a little leaving stalls, soon stumbled and unseated rider, in a race won by Captain Cullen (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Sep, 15 ran.
Coolibah (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, pushed along and no threat in straight, weakened, last of 11, 28l behind Venus de Milo (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Dubaya 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind Morning With Ivan (9-1) at Cork 1m 1f hcp sft in Jun.
Srucahan (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway over 1f out, never a factor, 11th of 24, 7l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Ballyorban (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along approaching straight, soon 5th, 4th under pressure from 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside last, 6th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy in Sep.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, closer in 5th on rail from 2f out, soon no room, switched left to get in the clear inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead near line, won at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Sep beating He's Got Rhythm (9-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Barack (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt and pushed along in rear, some headway on outer approaching straight, went 3rd 1 1/2f out but no impression on winner, kept on same pace under pressure, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Rich Coast (9-13) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Caesaria (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Lightnin Hopkins (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Morga (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Raced last of the 4 throughout, no impression under pressure from 2f out, kept on same pace, last of 4, 6l behind The United States (9-2) at Tipperary 1m 1f stks gd in Aug.
Knights Templar (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th from 1f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 8th of 11, 6l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy in Sep.
Measured Approval (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 15, 7l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Alsium (IRE) 6-1fav (8-10) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 14l behind Romantic Stroll (9-6) at Listowel 1m fll hcp hvy in Sep.
Winning Impact (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.